"Bright Star, Would I Were Steadfast as Thou Art"

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  • "Bright Star, Would I Were Steadfast as Thou Art"
    • Envy and Simile
      • "I were steadfast as thou art"
        • Keats wants to power of remaining throughout time
        • He wants to be remember and recognised for his work
    • Personification
      • "watching, with eternal lids"
        • The star is watching over as time passes, never changing.
        • Keats s envious of the Stars eternal life
    • structure
      • Alternate rhyming scheme
      • Sonnet - Shakespearean - conventionally a love poem
      • Iambic Pentameter
    • simile or possibly Ambiguity
      • "Like nature's patient, sleepless Eremite"
        • personify nature and giving it a sense of humanisation
        • 'patient' - possible illness, something which nature is curing?
    • Paradox
      • "Sweet unrest"
        • could suggest that he is content with what he has, but still wants more that life can offer.
    • Themes of love and death
      • "Or else swoon to death"
        • interweaving the two themes, creating strong emotions which Keats might have felt towards the lover.
    • Continuous Verb
      • "love's ripening breast"
        • the woman is possibly still developing into a woman. her growth - significant in referencing the age of Fanny.


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